Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Some guy in Arizona wants to train capuchin monkeys as SWAT monkeys. Well why not, monkeys got to space before man did didn't they? What I'm wondering is, how long before you can buy a monkey along with your flashbangs in Counter-Strike?
Semi Automatic Monkey
Monday, April 18, 2005
Well more like cuddly dolphin. I wish they had dome sommersault like last week but these guys were just cruising around. Here's the rest of the pictures from the week, they were taken at Venice with my new Camera and Scott's crazy 300mm zoom lens.
Sharks and Surfin
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Went to see my doctor. He asked me a lot of personal questions like where I work and how many girlfriends I have. I should have asked him how many girlfriends he had! They also took blood and urine samples, to check for cholesterol (read: veneral disease and drugs).
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Thursday, April 7, 2005
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Monday, April 4, 2005
The pope died. The pope was rather interesting. Read about the pope here. Bio
Now that pope is dead and this being the Catholic church, there is bound to be some intrigue as to the new pope and also about old popes.
Here's a few more links I dug up. The first two concerns John XXIII. The Vatican secretly dug him up in 2001, about 38 years after his death. There's a picture in there since they've now decided to put his body on display in St. Peter's Basilica. John 23 was also beautfied, which is one of the steps to becoming a saint. Sainthood is one those things Catholics, and especially the recently deceased pope are pretty fervent about. John Paul II was apparently one of the most prolific saintmaking popes. On the checklist of saintlike qualities is incorruptibility, that is of one's mortal vessel. So to prove incorruptibility, you dig someone up and see if their corpse decayed or not. Thats probably why the Vatican likes to dig people up so much.
So why do they do this, isn't good deeds good enough to get youself be called a saint? Well the scriptures are full of examples. Jesus himself rises after three days. Mary the mother of God is suppose to have ascended into heaven. This is not as if some shadowy soul rises up from the body and floats up. Her actual body is suppose to rise into some sort of shinning light. Then there is also Lazarus who fight decay and rises from the dead. Although with him he continues on with his mortal life. So that explains a lot. Thats why the church was so against cremation for a long time. Now though, I wonder, are we expecting John 23 to smash his glass sarcophagus and float up? What is incorruptiblility without a resurrection and ascension. Well I should ask my priest, but he will probably call me a heretic. So I'll just make observation on the internet. Although, someone might be checking...